I still prefer LaTeX for presentations. There might be more comfortable software for presentations, but LaTeX is in my eyes the way to go for scientific data. The font selection is just pretty limited. The XeTeX project can help you to get TrueType fonts into your documents and presentations.
The installation on Debian based systems is easy. Just run the following command with super user permissions.
apt-get install texlive-xetex
Here a small example article with the default font.
For my example I will use my selfmade handwritten TrueType font.
If your True Type font is already installed on your system, feel free to skip the following part and go to
TrueType font example with XeTeX.
xelatex is not able to find the font, you will get the following
error message afterwards.
Your system may has more directories for fonts. You can install a true type font via command line on Debian based systems in your local font directory.
cp mrpoopybutthole.ttf ~/.local/share/fonts/.
Or an other example would be the
directory. I would prefer to put it a subdirectory. Pleas make sure to execute
here with super user permissions.
cp mrpoopybutthole.ttf /usr/share/fonts/.
Mostly the same example article from above with a TrueType font.
Please make sure to execute the program
xelatex instead of
or you will get the following error message.
And the result is the same article document with an other font.
\setromanfont is not working for
You will need to use the command
\setbeamerfont to set the font
on elements. For example the
The result is a LaTeX beamer presentation with a TrueType font on the title page.